India Under Colonial Rule 1700 1885

Author: Douglas M. Peers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882865
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Between 1700 and 1885 the British became the paramount power on the Indian subcontinent, their authority extending from Sri Lankain the south to the Himalayasin the north. It was a massive empire, inspiring both pride and anxiety amongst the British, and forcing change upon and disrupting the lives of its Indian subjects. Yet it is not simply a history of conquest and subjugation, or dominance and defeat: interaction and interdependency powerfully shaped the histories of all involved. The end result was a hybrid empire. India may have become by 1885 the jewel in the British crown, but by that same year a series of changes had occurred within Indian society that would set the foundations for the modern states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. This book provides a concise introduction to these dramatic changes.

Counterflows To Colonialism

Author: Michael Herbert Fisher
Editor: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788178241548
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India And The British Empire

Author: Douglas M. Peers
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192513524
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South Asian History has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance over the past thirty years. Its historians are not only producing new ways of thinking about the imperial impact and legacy on South Asia, but also helping to reshape the study of imperial history in general. The essays in this collection address a number of these important developments, delineating not only the complicated interplay between imperial rulers and their subjects in India, but also illuminating the economic, political, environmental, social, cultural, ideological, and intellectual contexts which informed, and were in turn informed by, these interactions. Particular attention is paid to a cluster of binary oppositions that have hitherto framed South Asian history, namely colonizer/colonized, imperialism/nationalism, and modernity/tradition, and how new analytical frameworks are emerging which enable us to think beyond the constraints imposed by these binaries. Closer attention to regional dynamics as well as to wider global forces has enriched our understanding of the history of South Asia within a wider imperial matrix. Previous impressions of all-powerful imperialism, with the capacity to reshape all before it, for good or ill, are rejected in favour of a much more nuanced image of imperialism in India that acknowledges the impact as well as the intentions of colonialism, but within a much more complicated historical landscape where other processes are at work.

1857 Essays From Economic And Political Weekly

Author: Sameeksha Trust (Bombay, India)
Editor: Not Avail
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Grass In Their Mouths The Upper Doab Of India Under The Company S Magna Charta 1793 1830

Author: Dirk H.A. Kolff
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004188029
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The core of the book consists of superbly-detailed studies of how, on a frontier of colonial India, village leaders, Indian policemen and revenue officials, bankers and judges confronted, survived , or profited from the system imposed upon them in 1793.

The Formation Of The Colonial State In India

Author: Hayden J. Bellenoit
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113449436X
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In the period between the 1770s and 1840s, through the process of colonial state formation, the early colonial state in India was able to harness and extract vast amounts of agrarian wealth in north India. However, little is known of the histories of the Indian scribes and the role they played in shaping the early patterns of British colonial rule. This book offers a new way of interpreting the colonial state’s origins in north India. It examines how the formation of early agrarian revenue settlements exacerbated an extant late Mughal taxation tradition, and how the success of British power was shaped by this extant paper-oriented revenue culture. It goes on to examine how the service and cultural histories of various Hindu scribal communities fit within broader changes in political administration, taxation, patterns of governance and a shared Indo-Islamic administrative culture. The author argues that British power after the late eighteenth century came as much through bureaucratic mastery, paper and taxes as it did through military force and commercial ruthlessness. The book draws upon private family papers, interviews and Persian sources to demonstrate how the fortunes of scribes changed between empires, and the important role they played at the height of the British Raj by 1900. Offering a detailed account of how agrarian wealth provided the bedrock of the colonial state’s later patterns of administration, this book is a unique and refreshing contribution to studies in South Asian History, Governance and Imperialism.

The Indian Mutiny

Author: Saul David
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The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was the bloodiest insurrection in the history of the British Empire. It began with a large-scale uprising by native troops against their colonial masters, and soon developed into general rebellion as thousands of discontented civilians joined in. It is a tale of brutal murder and heroic resistance from which innocents on both sides could not escape. This work covers the story of the Mutiny. It challenges the accepted wisdom that a British victory was inevitable, showing just how close the mutineers came to dealing a fatal blow to the British Raj.

Peasant Resistance In India 1858 1914

Author: David Hardiman
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195633900
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This collection of essays focuses on a period when several disparate and localized struggles occurred which are significant in revealing wider unities that existed among the peasantry. David Hardiman first traces changing trends in the way the peasantry has been viewed by historians, from the colonial era to recent times. He then emphasizes the "community" consciousness of peasants, which is then redefined within the context of their specific struggles. He thus demarcates particular areas of resistance based on specific relationships of domination and subordination, each with a distinct character and chronology. Each localized, isolated resistance is thus unified in being directed against those outside the peasant community.

Business Race And Politics In British India C 1850 1960

Author: Maria Misra
Editor: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191542687
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This is a study of the political and economic activities of an important group of British businessmen in India between 1850 and 1960. Though denounced by Indian nationalists as the economic arm of the British Raj, the firms of these `Managing Agents' seemed unassailable before the First World War. However, during the inter-war period they rapidly lost their commanding position to both Indian and other foreign competitors. Dr Misra argues that the failure of these firms was, in part, the consequence of their particular (and ultimately self-defeating) attitudes towards business, politics, and race. She casts new light on British colonial society in India, and makes an important contribution to current debates on the nature of the British Empire and the causes of Britain's relative economic decline.

The Anglo Maratha Campaigns And The Contest For India

Author: Randolf G S Cooper
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521824446
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The Eighteenth Century In Indian History

Author: P. J. Marshall
Editor: Oxford in India Readings: Them
ISBN:
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This book presents, in a single volume, a selection of the most important interpretations in current times, exploring and reassessing the nature and pace of change in India in the eighteenth century. A distinguished roster of contributors and a comprehensive collection of essays makes this book a must-read for historians, political analysts, students and non-specialist readers interested in the period.

Between Mars And Mammon

Author: Douglas M. Peers
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781350183858
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While popular images of the British Raj are saturated with images and memories of military campaigns, remarkably few scholarly studies have considered the direct impact that the army exerted on the day-to-day operations of the British in India. Douglas Peer's book demonstrates not only how important the army was to the establishment of British domination but also to its subsequent form and operation. Soldiers and civilians, with rare exception, were united by the truism that British rule could only be retained by the sword. A rationale and a programme for the Raj emerged that emphasized the precariousness of British rule and showed that its security could only be assured by constant preparedness for war. Consequently, military imperatives and the army's demands for resources were given priority in peacetime as well as wartime. This accounts for the origin of the Burma War (1824-26) and the capture of Bhartpur (1825-26), neither of which would appear at first glance to be strategically vital or economically desirable. Authorities in London viewed this militarization of the colonial administration and its treasury with misgivings, recognizing not only the financial costs involved, but the political consequences of an increasingly autonomous army. Their efforts to restrain the army were only partially successful. Even William Bentinck (1828-1835), long famous for ushering in a period of reform in India, could only temporarily curb military spending and the influences of the army. He left the military chastened but undefeated; the army's interests were too deeply entrenched and even Bentinck was forced to concede Britain's dependence on the Indian army.

The British Empire As A World Power

Author: Edward Ingram
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714651514
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These ten studies of decisions and decision-makers analyze the steps of the formation dance the British danced in the Middle Eastern international system from the late 18th century to the outbreak of the Cold War. Everything they did, they had done before; all the decisions they took, they had already taken. When they were not running harder in order to stand still, they turned in ever faster circles to avoid becoming dizzy. The essays redefine Great Britain as a world power and reinterpret the tensions that underpinned its grand strategy during its imperial heyday: between sea power and land power, Continental and imperial commitment, core and periphery and centre and wing, and between ballicism and equilibrium. They show how the empire became a world of its own, apart from the places that made it, and inhabited by service gentry with idiosyncratic codes of behaviour, who hoped that empire-builidng would reward them with social position as well as political influence. And they show how travelling settles the mind. The British, forever certain that everyone they met would do as they asked, went to their destruction in the Second World War seemingly unaware that Americans treated them as they themselves had treated Indians, Persians and Ottomans 150 years before.

Return To Empire

Author: Andrew J. Major
Editor: Sterling Pub Private Limited
ISBN:
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
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Hindu Kingship And Polity In Precolonial India

Author: Norbert Peabody
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521465489
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A fascinating 2003 study of the precolonial kingdom of Kota through its historical documents.

The Making Of Modern Sindh

Author: Hamida Khuhro
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This book is a study of the British administrative policy in the initial stages, the imperatives which went into the framing of the administrative policy, the policy itself and the immediate dislocation of the society under the new and unfamiliar dispensation. The author has laid bare the ground realities of the process of colonial administration, its methods and its effects.

The Felt Community

Author: Rajat Kanta Ray
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195691931
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This book provides a historical context to the international debate on the nature of nationalism by examining the ideas, feelings and identities that existed in the Indian subcontinent before the emergence of modern nationalism.

Society Economy And The Market

Author: Rajat Datta
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Milestone Documents In World History 1082 1833

Author: Brian Bonhomme
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Covers 125 iconic primary source documents from ancient times to the present. Suitable for students conducting primary source research, this work includes iconic legal and constitutional documents such as the Code of Hammurabi, Magna Carta, Meiji Constitution, and African Union Constitutive Act.